Cost, and How to take the Exam Online or at a Live Event
Take Online | $149.95
If you want to take the Basic ECG-BC Exam Online you will be able to take it any time of day or night and any day of the week, including holidays. To get started log into https://accn.configio.com and click on the category entitled Basic ECG Course. The Exam will be found in the list of items on this page.
Take at a Live Event | $125 for Members or $140 Non Members
If you are attending a live conference, and have joined one of our Cardiac Network Memberships, you will be able to take it for a reduced rate of $125. All non-Members will pay $140 at Live Events.
Hospital Group Seats Available | Group Seats - 10, 20, 30 RN, CMT, ECG Techs, First Responders
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Group Rates
Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for the online exam service and the examinee's of your choice will receive coupon codes to give take their exam after we receive their individual applications. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $50 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a second coupon to re-enter the exam.
Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for those who have not had a Basic ECG Course. It was developed for cardiac monitor technicians, ECG technicians, first responders, and cardiac nurses. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying and reading ECG rhythm strips and basic 12-leads where a 12-lead diagnosis is essential, such as when determining the area of injury in a myocardial infarction, a ventricular rhythm, or determining an electrolyte disturbance, etc.
Prep Course Available Online
We offer an online Basic ECG Prep Course for this Exam. The Course consists of covers 9 different module. The Course also offers practice questions at the end of each module to help prepare for the actual Exam. To purchase the Course or Exam visit https://accn.configio.com
We can host a live event for Hospitals by contract only. Contact us for details at email@example.com.
Application for the Exam
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit before going to https://accn.configio.com to register for the Exam.
You will also be asked to fill out a brief application once you go or LMS provider who hosts the exam at: https://accn.configio.com.
How to Access the Exam After Purchasing it:
We partner with a third party proctoring company for your exam and even though you have already created a log-in, once you click on the link below, the third part proctor will ask you to create a log-in on their site, so please don't confuse this request with what you have already done. Just follow the directions and create a new log-in for the proctor and you should be all set. Thank you and good luck with your exam. Please sign up with your proctor with the web address below:
Taking the Exam at Live Events
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit it at least two weeks before you arrive at the exam site. If you are even considering taking the exam at a live event, but not sure, please fill out the application anyway so that there will be no delays at the course site.
This Exam is intended for Monitor & ECG Techs, Paramedic/EMTs, and Cardiac Nurses
Number of Questions | 50 (Must score 75% to Pass)
There is a mixture of 50 questions consisting of diagnostic criteria questions and ECGs to analyze in the Online and Live Exam, in multiple choice type questions.
How to Prepare
Once you have signed up and paid for the exam, you will receive a study list for the exam. There are any number of reference books in electrocardiography to choose from. We offer our ECG Essentials Book for sale to help you prepare for the Exam, and we offer an online Course to assist you in passing the exam. ECG Essentials can be purchased in our Resource Center listed under "More" in the menu panel above.